Davis, a longtime friend of Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), framed the
venture as rooted in his commitment to moderation. “In today’s
Washington, there is usually no ‘Red’ solution or ‘Blue’ solution but
almost always the best solution is a ‘purple’ or bipartisan solution,”
Why, precisely? This is why I get to the point of thinking most self-identified moderates are basically pussies who cannot commit. Even if you are moderate on one issue or another, or you vote Dem sometimes or Republican others depending on which candidate can breathe with his mouth closed, if you spend all your time wanking about how both parties suck and what we need is some new party, generally you haven’t been paying attention.
Plus you think there’s something morally superior about holding yourself above those filthy things known as “politics” and “giving enough of a damn about issues to get upset and raise your voice,” and declaring such in a room full of people. One thing drives me absolutely wild about the Lieberman/Davis/Whoever position that some milquetoast middle way is always better, is they can never articulate why that is with any specific examples.
What are the issues on which mixtures of Republican and Democratic positions would be preferable to either? I mean, we are basically at the point where the opposition party has gone so batshit as to have abdicated its responsibilities to offer any compromises it will actually support in legislative form, so on abortion, immigration, health care, finance reform, national defense, you’ve got a choice between the people who want to do something and the guy in the corner rocking back and forth talking to himself about how the Easter Bunny and G. Gordon Liddy are out to get him.